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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |The Severan Period| > |Julia Domna| > RS28465
Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.|, Vesta was originally a household spirit. Later she was personified as the goddess of the hearth and given the stature of her Greek equivalent, Hestia. In the temple of Vesta, her sacred flame was kept alive by Vestal Virgins. In 394, by order of the Christian emperor Theodosius I in his campaign to eliminate pagan practices in Rome, the fire of Vesta was extinguished.
RS28465. Silver denarius, RIC IV C391, RSC III 226, BMCRE V C31, Hunter III 11, SRCV II 7109, Choice VF, Rome mint, weight 2.997g, maximum diameter 18.7mm, die axis 180o, reign of Caracalla, 211 - 217 A.D.; obverse IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right; reverse VESTA, Vesta seated left on stool, veiled, simpulum in right hand, scepter in left hand; slightly frosty, light uneven toning; SOLD











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